As you know if you’re a regular the Blog, I believe your wedding photographs are the single most important thing in your day, they are what will hold you memories and the one thing you will have left once the day is done. Choosing the right photographer that fits your style and personality is an integral part of your wedding planning.
Photography styles have changed a huge amount over the past few years, and what we expect from a photographer has changed as well. People these days are a lot more interested in creative photography, something that really captures the true essence of the couple. As a planner and a blogger I see couples move away from the more traditional style of photography and have opted for a much more relaxed, candid way of capturing their day.
So today I wanted to talk to you about the Group Shot! No matter how creative your wedding is, every bride and groom still wants a group shot, its only natural, how many opportunities do you actually get to have a photo of EVERYONE you love around you, not many!
So I have asked a number of wedding photographers to offer some advice on the matter of group shots, how to do them, the problems that can arise and some handy hints to make your wedding day flow better!
We are in my home town of Sheffield today for this fabulous wedding which really shows off the city to it’s best. Split between three venues this wedding is full of fun, food, life, dancing and some gorgeous details. The main venue where the meal takes place is the wonderful chimney house, one of my favourite venues in Sheffield. It has an urban feel, with its exposed bricks and unique decor, and is perfect for any intimate wedding or event. Big thanks to Tierney Photography for capturing the day so perfectly.
‘It was a magical day that reflected the two of us and all the things we love about Sheffield and our lives; eating, drinking, music and friendship and family. It was vintage, cool, and full of fun and laughter throughout the whole day, it was exactly how we had imagined it would be when we looked around at everyone enjoying themselves and the wedding.’
Tracey and Glenn Tracey were married on 21st March 2013. The Ceremony was held at The Leopold Hotel Sheffield with a Candlelit meal at the Chimney House Kelham Island Sheffield and the evening party Platillo’s a retro wine bar in Leopold Square Sheffield. ‘We love Sheffield and wanted our wedding to reflect these two quirky parts of the city. Kelham Island is steeped in Sheffield history and the Chimney House is so cool and unique, it’s a grade II listed building, so we felt it was perfect for our wedding meal. We spend a lot of time in Leopold Square listening to live music, as Glenn is a musician and many of our friends are so The Leopold Hotel and Platillos seemed the perfect places to have the ceremony and evening party. We had an intimate ceremony and meal with just 48 of our closest friends and family then 200 came at night to party with us. It didn’t take long to plan, about 6 months. We knew what we didn’t want so it made it relatively easy to plan what we did want and all the venues were so easy to work with that everything just clicked into place.’
If you are currently looking for your wedding stationery then this afternoons post is just for you, as I have invited Nikki from Knots and Kisses to the blog to tell us all about her 2 new ranges Graphic Prints and Rosie & Stitch.
Nikki says about her work ‘I aim to provide fun and vintage inspired wedding stationery for brides and grooms who want something that stands out from the crowd on their wedding day, whether that be one of my off the peg ranges or a fully bespoke invitation.’
Exclusive Boho offer
To launch her 2 new collections, Nikki is giving all Boho readers a 10% discount on all stationery orders.
- The offer is available on all stationery orders over £50 until
- The offer is valid until 31st July 2013
- Simply add the reference BOHO2013 at the checkout to receive your discount
To celebrate the start of spring and summer (hopefully!) I was inspired to create 2 new ranges to add to my collections which were bright and full of sunshine!
The first collection: ‘Graphic Prints’ continues my love of clean typography that I started in my Sketch range of stationery but with a cleaner, less rustic feel … using a modern band wrapped around the invitations in a choice of three graphic and slightly retro prints in a striking colour palette of Coral, Green, Grey and Mustard. Day & Evening Invitations come with matching printed envelope liners, but are also designed for clients to mix and match patterns as they wish!
Inspiration for this range came from my love of 1950s Swedish design and prints, and classic monochrome advertising and packaging.
The second collection: ‘Rosie & Stitch’ and is full of bright summery colours and fun floral prints and stripes. A yellow and pink floral print contrasts with a china blue and summery green and is inspired by vintage floral china and old embroidery samplers and stitching.
Day Invitations come as either a simple folded invitation or as a pocket style with information card and rsvp postcard inside.
My oh my, do I have a treat for you today! I have been wanting to feature this wedding for a long time now, and today is the day that I get to share all this amazing pretty with you! You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was a style shoot the images and details are so perfect, but in fact it is a the real wedding of Emma and Alistair who are all kinds of awesome! I featured their engagement shoot last year HERE. I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Shelly from Toast of Leeds for letting me feature the wedding, I’m sure you will agree with me when I say she has done a blooming amazing job! I don’t know which my favourite part of the day is, there is so much to choose from. Maybe the portrait shots with the balloons, maybe the shot of Emma in the bath, maybe the amazing details and decorations………..I really can’t decided all I know is that this couple have years of happiness together, what a great start to the rest of their lives!
‘A whirlwind of emotions. A eclectic day of love, family, friends and dancing, culminating in two exhausted but utterly smitten newlyweds.’
Emma and Alistair were married on 2nd August. ‘Our ceremony was at East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley, and our reception was at Bramsche bar in Todmorden. We wanted to get married somewhere intimate, historic and beautiful, but – on a practical level – affordable. The Great Hall at East Riddlesden ticked all those boxes. I’m from the Wirral, but West Yorkshire is our home, so it had to be here. We had 30 guests at the ceremony and about 130 at the reception.We began planning our wedding in January 2012 and were married six months later. Not quite long enough for a DIY bride and groom on the go.’
Today’s DIY Tutorial comes from the very lovely Lauren from Flat Broke Bride. Lauren is the queen of DIY and has been a regular on the Blog for quite some time now. Today she is showing us a very simple DIY idea but one I have seen in quite a few weddings recently, it’s these cute Book Table numbers. Book themed weddings seem to very popular at the moment, so this idea is perfect if you are adding literary details to your day, as Lauren is.
I’ll pass the blog over to Lauren………..
My newest project is to create the table numbers for our tables. This one is really simple and easy to do! and goes perfectly with our theme.
Happy Monday everyone and welcome along to another week. I hope you all had a good weekend? I am feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new week, how about you? I have a wonderful farm wedding to start the week off with, it’s a wedding full of fun and colour which was sent into me by Nikki Sheffield. I am loving so many things about this wedding, the barn itself is gorgeous, the outdoor ceremony, the amazing band, the mix of colours and the huge amount of fun that everyone seems to be having, perfect for a country wedding.
‘Country fete meets low-key music festival. A relaxed, informal, fun day in the sun followed by dancing and revelry late into the night.’
Pauline and Gary were married on 1st September, 2012. ‘We had a secret civil elopement with just four close friends at Islington Town Hall on Friday 24 August – that was a great day! On Saturday 1st September, we had what we considered, the wedding proper; a short blessing conducted by my father, a minister in Edinburgh, at Herons Farm, near Pangbourne, Berkshire, followed by a party in the barn.’
‘We wanted a fun, relaxed day for friends and immediate family and immediately knew that we didn’t want a formal venue and certainly not a hotel given my many years of working in the events industry. Our initial thoughts were around a North London (where we live) pub party but with friends scattered far and wide, we found that hotel accommodation was going to be tricky so it was back to the drawing board. Once I started to read some of the alternative bridal blogs, I fell in love with the whole rustic barn and farm type of set-up. We only looked at one other venue before finding Heron’s Farm and as well as the stunning grounds and unmessed around with barn, the convenience of Berkshire and the village of Pangbourne sold it.
We had 84 adults and 5 children. Our friends were delighted to call in babysitting favours and let their hair down. We had a few babies but otherwise just nieces and nephew. It took 8 months to plan.’